Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, along with Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, led the Kansas City Chiefs to win their second consecutive Super Bowl, making them the first NFL team to successfully defend their title in 19 years. The Chiefs’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers, with a score of 25:22, came after the second overtime in Super Bowl history, resulting in an exhilarating game.
Similar to their past victories, the Chiefs made a comeback against the Philadelphia Eagles and the 49ers, overcoming a ten-point deficit to display their superior skill in the latter part of the game. This marked the third Super Bowl win in five years for Mahomes, Kelce, Coach Andy Reid, and several other team members.
However, the 49ers missed their sixth triumph, a record currently held by the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The game was decided by Mahomes’ second touchdown to Mecole Hardman. Despite a weak start, Kelce ended the game with 93 yards, while Mahomes completed with 333 yards on passes. 49ers’ Juan Jennings managed a touchdown pass and a touchdown himself.
The 49ers started strong after the national anthem and Taylor Swift’s appearance on the stadium video walls. The 49ers showed aggression and strength, but were penalized frequently for being held or offside. The Chiefs, with Mahomes and Kelce, initially struggled to gain momentum.
Kelce was not on the field during a crucial moment when the Chiefs were nine yards away from the end zone. After an angry outburst at Coach Andy Reid, the Chiefs managed to regain control. The 49ers’ Christian McCaffrey scored the first touchdown of the game.
The game was watched by around 60,000 spectators, including celebrities like LeBron James, Beyoncé, Paul McCartney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber, and Jay-Z. The majority of the crowd were 49ers fans.
Taylor Swift was booed
Swift was booed when she showed up on the video screen. The singer took the reaction in stride, draining her drink and slamming it on the table. Swift had just arrived from a concert in Tokyo for the Super Bowl.
Her friend Kelce’s team did not perform strongly at first, similar to their game in Miami four years ago. However, Chiefs Kicker Butker scored before the halftime show, reducing the Chiefs’ deficit. After a halftime show featuring Usher, Alicia Keys, HER, Ludacris, and Lil Jon, the Chiefs made another mistake.
After a short back pass from Mahomes to Pacheco fell to the ground, Mahomes’ next pass ended up in the hands of a 49ers defender, an error that hadn’t occurred in his last 218 playoff passes. However, the Chiefs managed to turn the tide, with Mahomes throwing a 16-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, giving them a 13:10 lead.
Despite the 49ers regaining the lead with a touchdown pass from Jennings, they only led by three points. The game went into overtime after both teams scored another field goal. The Chiefs eventually won the game with a touchdown from Hardman, while the 49ers could only manage a field goal.